2018 Kia GT is actually not a new vehicle from this popular manufacturer for those who were on Frankfurt Auto Show five years ago. Then the manufacturer showed the first version of this sedan, as a combination of the luxury and sporty vehicle. However, many versions have been shown from then, until the final version has been shown on the streets in Orange Country in California lately. As we could see on those photos, Kia has decided to represent a new sports model, change some details like front lights and bumper together with the platform and driving system.
Even though that is still not for sure, there are big chances that 2018 Kia GT will be made on the new platform, shared with the Hyundai, mostly because of the planned changes on the rear-wheel driving system and enlarging the size. Spy photos do not show many things, but we can be sure that it will have smaller LED front lights than last models, thin and sharp front end with the curved hood or with additional lines on the top. There are visible two air intakes on the bottom and rounded fog lights. The rear end has an interesting resolution for the more space on this flat and thin car, with the up rear glass and cut rear end, so the car gets bigger cargo space. The thin rear lights support the sporty design with the interesting and modern details.
Having a bigger platform and more space inside, it is predictable that 2018 Kia GT will have more space inside as well. Unfortunately, we could not see how the new car will look inside, so besides of some details in term of the space, we cannot predict many other things. Adding two doors in the second row surely expands the space inside with the more comfort for the passengers there.
The type and strength of the engine are not clearly known now either, but caranddriver.com predicts four or six cylinder 3.3-liter engine with V6 with 340 horsepower. There could be offered a smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder option, too, with the both automatic and manual transmission. The 2018 Kia GT will be on the rear-wheel driving platform, and there is no information about the all-wheel driving option.
2018 Kia GT
It seems that Kia prepares this new baby longer that we expect, but after the five years of expectations we still are not sure how it will look like. For that information and every other one, we should wait for the end of 2018. Expected price should be around the $30,000, according to the manufacturer.